Connect Your Own Renewable Energy System

With the increasing popularity of renewable energy, we want to help our members learn more about installing their own solar or wind generation system as a way to save money and protect the environment.

Notice to Cogenerators

In compliance with Minnesota Rules Relating to Cogeneration and Small Power Production, Chapter 7835, Dakota Electric Association is required to interconnect with and purchase electricity from cogenerators and small power producers that satisfy the conditions of a qualifying facility.

Dakota Electric will provide free information to all interested members regarding rates and interconnection requirements. An interconnection application is required and subject to approval from the cooperative before a qualifying facility interconnects and operates in parallel with the cooperative’s distribution system. Any disputes over interconnections, sales and purchases are subject to resolution by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

For more information, call 651-463-6180.

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With the increasing popularity of renewable energy, we want to help our members learn more about installing their own solar or wind generation system as a way to save money and protect the environment.